The City of Milton has been listening to the public and their cries for more activities for historic downtown Milton and they are responding with the biggest concert schedule ever.
In its fourth year, Bands on the Blackwater will be 19 weeks in total split over two separate sessions.
The first part of the concert series along the Blackwater River will start on April 10 and will be held every Friday night through the end of June.
After a short break the concert series will start back on Sept. 18 and will be held every Friday until Oct. 30.
“We have been listening to the people of Milton,” said Katie Nichols, Events Coordinator with the City of Milton Parks Department. “They ask us each year to extend the concert series and tell us how much they enjoy coming to historic downtown Milton for the bands, so we are answering the call for more bands.”
One of the more unique parts of the series is the break during July, August, and part of September.
“The reason for the break you can say is a lesson learned from last year,” Nichols said. “We tried to extend the concert series by five weeks last year, but Mother Nature would not cooperate.
“With that in mind, we decided to take the unpredictable rainy season off completely and come back in the fall.”
The City of Milton along with members of the Milton Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board (DRAB) are looking to make a trip to downtown more exciting for everyone in Northwest Florida.
Another addition is the opportunity for food and beverage vendors to be a part of the concert series. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s concert series you can contact Nichols at 983-5466 for more information.
Once again all concerts will be held on South Willing Street in historic downtown Milton. This year the concerts will start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy a great family night of musical entertainment,” Nichols said. “This is going to be an even bigger and better year.”
Also you are invited to follow the City of Milton and this event along with several others on its Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater. This page features updates on the bands, photos from previous concerts, and a lot of great information.
Nichols is currently working to finalize the complete band schedule which she hopes to have ready to release in early February.
Don’t forget it all gets underway on April 10 at 7 p.m., so bring your lawn chairs, family and friends for another great season of music in Milton with Bands on the Blackwater.
Don’t forget to check out our website for information regarding all city sports and activities at www.ci.milton.fl.us or contact the Guy Thompson Community Center at 983-5466.